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Bali International Women's Association (BIWA) supports the Mission of Mudfish No Plastic in preventing plastic pollution in the school environment

In the Mudfish No Plastic education program, we not only provide education to prevent and reduce the use of single-use plastic, we also provide practical solutions to students such as refillable bottles, tote bags, and reusable sanitary pads. Mudfish also provides water filters to schools, so that they reduce their purchase of bottled water or AMDK.

Our practical solutions supported by Bali International Women's Association (BIWA)

Bali International Women's Association (BIWA) is a women's organization that aims to foster friendship and involvement between women from various countries while contributing to social welfare, education and improving the lives of underprivileged communities living in Bali. Founded in 1974 by seven concerned women from various cultures and nationalities, BIWA was initially formed as a response to natural disasters in the northern part of Bali. Since then, the organization has grown and its members, all of whom are women, come from all over the world, including Indonesia. As volunteers, members pool their resources and give their time, money, and expertise to help achieve the organization's goals.

 

At Junior High School SMP N 2 Blahbatuh, Gianyar, With the support of the BIWA, Mudfish No Plastic realized our shared vision and mission by providing 100 students with refillable bottles that are designed with images of Indonesian flora and fauna threatened with extinction due to plastic pollution that were coloured by students in the first of the four workshops that comprise the Mudfish No Plastic student workshop program. The workshops teach them about the importance of reducing their purchase and use of single-use plastic and how important it is for the sake of their health and a pollution-free environment for them to drink water without buying bottled water. The program also provided three Nazava water filters so that the students have access to clean water to refill their bottles.

 

Selected students are provided with reusable bottles
All participants, students from SMP N 2 Blahbatuh, Gianyar

Mudfish No Plastic focuses on the education of students from junior to senior levels, and just as importantly adults, because the responsibility for a clean environment is shared by all of us. There are many people in Indonesia who do not understand the importance of reducing the use of single-use plastic because it has a negative impact on the environment. Mudfish No Plastic believes that it is not impossible to make this earth free from plastic pollution. Environmental protection is a concern for all of society – regardless of age. We are deeply thankful for the support of the Bali International Women's Association in helping us work to create smarter people and a cleaner Indonesia.

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